My new dog

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Two weeks ago I posted about putting our Chelsea to sleep - here

I had planned to wait till summer when I retire to get another dog. In fact, I put a deposit on a Shith Tzu which would be ready 6/10.

However, there was an article in our paper about 2 people from Alabama who wanted to rescue 20 dogs that the shelter down there could not keep alive. They put the 20 dogs in a van and drove them to Nashua. I thought I would take a look.

I did not get one of those dogs, but I found Toby. He is 1 year 4 months old, a mix between a bichon and a beagle (seems strange.) One look in his big eyes and I wanted him. So did my wife. So, we brought him home.

He is sure different than Chelsea and from the little dog (15 pounds) we planned on getting - he is 34 pounds.

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a mix between a bichon and a beagle (seems strange.)
Way Cool!!!! Congrats. We know some folks with a Schnauzer/Poodle mix, these are called Schnoodles (I wish I made THAT one up), but I'm puzzled with yours.

Bichoneagle - pronounced *****'nEagle for all the Bird photographers :wink:
Bigle
Beagon
Bichle

Boy, this is a tough one, somebody help me out, please!!!!!!
 
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Allen,
Those eyes would have gotten me too. He looks like a very special little guy and I'm happy for Toby and for you two...not to mention how lucky Toby is to be alive and with a great future. AND what an unusual mix of dogs... sure is cute!

Congrats! GAYE
 
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That's so wonderful - you'll go straight to heaven for saving this little guy and giving him a home. Those ears are something else! :smile:
 
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this is a cute dog. His eyes, they sure do pull you in, huh?

There are also crosses between labradors and big poodles called Labradoodles. I swear...

Anyone can take a puppy home, but a dog that needs a home, that's a noble gesture, he gets to live his life to the fullest now, that's nice! A second chance.

Congrats!
 
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Way Cool!!!! Congrats. We know some folks with a Schnauzer/Poodle mix, these are called Schnoodles (I wish I made THAT one up), but I'm puzzled with yours.

Bichoneagle - pronounced *****'nEagle for all the Bird photographers :wink:
Bigle
Beagon
Bichle

Boy, this is a tough one, somebody help me out, please!!!!!!
The full breed name is Bison Frise (pronounced free-ZAY), so it seems to me that a mix with a Beagle would be a (wait for it now) --

FRISBEE!!!

Very best wishes with your new dog!
 
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Chelsea was a delicate princess - Toby is more real dog. When I lied on the floor Toby licked my hands, face, and butt. Chelsea would lie next to be and just want to spoon. :)

So, Toby is not Chelsea; will enjoy a different personality but will take a bit of time to adjust.
 
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The full breed name is Bison Frise (pronounced free-ZAY), so it seems to me that a mix with a Beagle would be a (wait for it now) --

FRISBEE!!!

Very best wishes with your new dog!
Not according to the American Kennel Club Page on the Bichon Frise. Luckily for you, the "frise" part still works :wink: Now it is true that some other "non-official" sites list as Bison, but that is REALLY a great big animal, not a dog at all ..... :wink: :wink:
 
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Not according to the American Kennel Club Page on the Bichon Frise. Luckily for you, the "frise" part still works :wink: Now it is true that some other "non-official" sites list as Bison, but that is REALLY a great big animal, not a dog at all ..... :wink: :wink:
Oops - and to think that I edited that post several times for serially spelling frisbee wrong. Well, at least you won't find any Bison Frise's poking their heads out of Hollywood starlets' handbags as fashion accessories.
 

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